VOLUME 16 | ISSUE 04 • APRIL 2022
MARION COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM MONTHLY NEWSLETTER
Celebrate National Library Week April 3 - 9, 2022! Happy National Library Week! First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.
Spring has sprung! And we are welcoming back the Wise & Wonderful program to MCPLS starting this month on Friday, April 29 at 1:00 p.m. at the Marion County Public Library (Fairmont). This program is for patrons 55+.
“Connect with Your Library” spotlights libraries as places to get connected to broadband, computers, and other technology resources. It reinforces the idea that libraries are places to connect with media, programs, ideas—and, of course, books! Likewise, libraries connect communities to each other.
Springtime means time to start planting our vegetable gardens for a bountiful harvest later in the year! We will be hosting a guest speaker from the WVU Marion County Extension office to discuss vegetable gardening tips and tricks. Program participants will also receive seed packets to take home and plant!
We encourage you to visit the library to explore and access all the services and programs. MCPLS offers a wide array of programs and resources that are available in person or from the comfort of you home. We have programs such as sewing and 3D printing, and resources such as Creativebug, hoopla, Libby, and Universal Class. We even have mobile hotspots for those who do not have internet access at home.
Registration is required for this program. Please register at www.mcpls.org/events.
Libraries of all types continue to go above and beyond to keep their communities connected by expanding resources and embracing inclusion in their programming, resources and collections, MCPLS included.
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March New Releases
Find more new releases, complete with links, at www.mcpls.org/new
Scream C’mon C’mon Spider-Man: No Way Home Death on the Nile The Handmaids Tale Season 4 Chucky Season 1 The Great Season 2 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 8 Walking Dead: The World Beyond Final Season Supergirl Season 6 Final Season All Creature Great and Small Season 2 Vikings Season 6 Volume 2 Saturday Night Live The Complete First Five Seasons Young Rock Season 1
Science Kids: Birds Science Kids: Butterflies, Moths, & Metamorphosis Varieties Nick Jr. Spring Is Here Arthur: Believe in Yourself!
Book on CD
Steal by James Patterson The Investigator by John Sandford
The Sacred Bridge by Anne Hillerman Beautiful by Danielle Steel Death of the Black Widow
by James Patterson The Baxters by Karem Kingsbury
City of the Dead
by Johnathan Kellerman Goodbye Again by Mariah Stewart The Midnight Ride by Ben Mezrich Nothing to Lose by J.A. Lance
The Paris Apartment
by Lucy Foley
Something to Hide
by Elizabeth George
Elden Ring (PS4) Star Wars Jedi Knight Collection (Switch) Mario Party Superstars (Switch) Zumba Burn It Up (Switch)
The Good Left Undone
by James Patterson Dream Town by David Baldacci Empty Vows by Mary Monroe
Dream Town by David Baldacci Fear Thy Neighbor by Fern Michaels The Investigator by John Sandford The Sacred Bridge by Anne Hillerman The Darkest Place by Philip Margolin A Safe House by Stuart Woods A Relative Murder by Jude Deveraux
Fear Thy Neighbor by Fern Michaels Beautiful by Danielle Steel Death of the Black Widow
The Good Left Undone
by Adriana Trigiani
The Investigator by John Sandford The Sacred Bridge by Anne Hillerman
by Heather Graham
Inspirational The Catch by Lisa Harris The Baxters: A Prequel
by Karen Kingsbury
Mulberry Hollow by Denise Hunter Sea Glass Cottage by Irene Hannon The Bookseller’s Promise by Beth Wiseman
Emerald Tide by Davis Bunn
Robert Ludlum’s The Treadstone Transgression by Joshua Hood
Blackout by Simon Scarrow Atomic Anna by Rachel Barenbaum Savage Road by Christine Feehan Country Born by Linda Lael Miller Hope Creek by Janet Dailey The Secrets of Ashmore Castle
by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles Shadow Fallen by Sherrillyn Kenyon Memphis by Tara M. Stringfellow Sister Stardust by Jane Green The Candy House by Jennifer Egan
Lesson in Chemistry
by Bonne Garmus
by Adriana Trigiani
Beautiful by Danielle Steel Death of the Black Widow
by James Patterson
The CIA Guide to Surveillance Detection by John Kiriakou
The Liver Cure by Russell L. Blaylock Garage Gym Bible by William Smith American Reboot by Will Hurd Last Call at the Hotel Imperial by Deborah Cohen
Mission Possible by Tim Tebow Brighter by the Day by Robin Roberts In Love by Amy Bloom Drop Acid: The Surprising New Science of Uric Acid by David Perlmutter
Comedy Comedy Comedy Drama by Bob Oderkirk
Abundance by Deepak Chopra Half Baked Harvest Every Day Recipes by Tieghan Gerard
Social Security Handbook 2022 Rand McNally 2023 Road Atlas
Castlevania Vol. 2: Curse of Darkness by Kou Sasakura
Click by Kayla Miller Brave Story Vol. 3 by Miyuki Miyabe Beauty Pop Vol. 2 Kiyoko Arai The Mighty Avengers: Secret Invasion by Brian Michael Bendis
Three Debts Paid by Anne Perry A Family Affair by Robyn Carr Lover Arisen by J.R. Ward Sea of Tranquility
The Might Avengers: Venom Bomb
Murder on Madison Square
Generation Witch Vol. 1 by Uta Isaki My Girlfriend’s a Geek Vol. 1
by Emily St. John Mandel I’ll Be You by Janelle Brown by Victoria Thompson
Four Aunties and a Wedding by Jesse Q. Sutanto
What Happened to the Bennetts by Lisa Scottoline Calder Grit by Janet Dailey
Caramel Pecan Roll Murder by Joanne Fluke
by Brian Michael Bendis
The Olympians: Dionysos: The New God by George O’Connor
Naruto Vol. 28: Homecoming by Masashi Kishimoto by Pentabu
Girl of Fire by Alicia Keys Neon Genesis Evangelion Vol. 1 by Fumino Hayashi
Teen/Young Adult Queen’s Hope by E.K. Johnston Omens Bite: Sisters of Salem by P.C. Cast
Youngbloods by Scott Westerfeld
The Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi The Ivory Key by Akshaya Raman Debating Darcy by Sayantani Dasgupta Young Mungo by Douglas Stuart Gouda Friends by Cathy Yardley Blood Sion by Deborah Falaye Only the Good Spy Young by Ally Carter
Don’t Read the Comments by Eric Smith
Ashes of Gold by J. Elle
Hug A Tree, Snoopy
by Charles M. Schulz
The Mystery in the Magic Shop 160
by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Flames of Hope by Tui T. Sutherland Owl Diaries: A Branches Book by Rebecca Elliott
Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: The Death of Nancy Drew by Anthony Del Col
Pug’s Sleepover by Kyla May Starla Jean Takes the Cake by Elana K. Arnold
The Good Egg and the Talent Show by Jory John
Lily to the Rescue
by Bruce W. Cameron
Maisy Goes on a Nature Walk by Lucy Cousins
Wonderful You by Eric Carle Dog Diaries: Dinosaur Disaster by James Patterson
The 143-Story Treehouse: Camping Trip Chaos! by Andy Griffi ths Kat Kid Comic Club: On Purpose by Dav Pilkey Warriors: A Starless Clan #1 River by Erin Hunter
Warriors: The Broken Code #5: The Place of No Stars by Erin Hunter
One Hundred Years of Happiness by Thanhha Lai
Twisty-turny House by Lisa Mantchev Pete the Cat’s Groovy Imagination by Kimberly and James Dean
Keep Your Head Up by Aliya King Neil Niko Draws a Feeling by Bob Raczka Crying is Like Rain: A Story of Mindfulness and Feelings by Heather Hawk Feinberg
Just Ask! by Sonia Sotomayor Toy Dogs by Elizabeth Noll
Fairmont Friends of the Library Book Sale The Book Cave is Open! The Friends of the Marion County Public Library (Fairmont) will be taking walk-ins to browse the book sale room. The book sale room is open Saturday April 2 and Saturday April 23 from 10 a.m.—2 p.m.
Hippoty Hoppity all the way to the library to meet the Easter Bunny! Crafts, games, and other Easter delights await you at the library for this 'hoppening' event! Fun activities and the Easter Bunny will be at the library from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m..
Teen Anime Club
Come hang out for an after-hours anime viewing! Each week we will watch an anime or animated show. Bring your friends, socialize, and maybe find a new favorite series! Wednesday, April 6th and 20th at 5:45 p.m.
Discover Sewing: Round Drawstring Pouch (Teen, Adult)
Join us to create a round drawstring bag that opens completely flat on Wednesday, April 13 at 3:00 p.m or the same day at 4:30 p.m.. It's perfect for traveling, makeup, toiletries, or any of your other storage needs! You will need a cut of fabric that is half of a yard, and one package of single-fold biased tape in a coordinating color. Cotton and other easily cleaned fabrics are best. If you're able to prewash your fabric, that's even better! Come and socialize while creating something wonderful to take home with you. All other materials are provided.
Artible: Three to a Whole: Part 3 (Adult) Join us online or in person as we create a unique grouping of three paintings depicting love birds on a branch. Bring your paints and brushes to create a fun original piece of artwork on Tuesday, April 19 at 5:00 p.m.
Canvases and instructions are provided. Online participants can pick up their canvas at any library location. This program is open to adults only. Registration is required. This is part 3 of a 3-month project. Sign up at mcpls.org/events.
Do you knit, crochet, sew, paint, sketch, embroider, crossstitch, or do any other craft? Want to meet some new people and have conversations while crafting? If that sounds great to you, bring your current project to the library on Friday, April 22 at 11:00 a.m. Make sure to bring everything you think you'll need such as scissors, thread, pencils, etc. We may have some supplies available, but they will be limited. Registration is not required.
Beyond the Book Club: The Rosie Project (Adult)
Our novel this month is The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion, a bestselling book described by Entertainment Weekly as "bursting with warmth, emotional depth, and… humor." Follow along as the quirky protagonist attempts to reconcile his scientific, orderly quest with the free-wheeling
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realities of love. Join us to discuss the book on Monday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m.
The art of love is never a science: Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics, who's decided it's time he found a wife. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers. Rosie Jarman possesses all these qualities. Don easily disqualifies her as a candidate for The Wife Project (even if she is "quite intelligent for a barmaid"). But Don is intrigued by Rosie's own quest to identify her biological father. When an unlikely relationship develops as they collaborate on The Father Project, Don is forced to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie―and the realization that, despite your best scientific efforts, you don't find love, it finds you. Sign up at mcpls.org/events.
Beyond the Book Presents: Autism As Portrayed in Film and Literature (Adult) Are Forrest Gump, Dr. Sheldon Cooper, "Rain Man," and Boo Radley realistic characters? For Autism Acceptance Month we are exploring whether neurodiversity is represented accurately and respectfully in the media. Our speaker, Steve George, has worked as a mentor for autistic students at FSU, and has provided training in autism education for teachers and parents at local schools. He will help us to define autism and critically assess media images of persons on the autism spectrum on Monday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m. Sign up at mcpls.org/events.
Wise & Wonderful (Adult 55+)
Springtime means time to start planting our vegetable gardens for a bountiful harvest later in the year! We will be hosting a Master Gardener guest speaker from the WVU Marion County Extension office to discuss vegetable gardening tips and tricks. Program participants will also receive seed packets to take home and plant on Friday, April 29 at 1:00 p.m. Registration is required. This program is part of our Wise & Wonderful series for patrons 55+. Sign up at mcpls.org/events.
Tabletop Game Group (Teens & Adults) April 6, 13, 20, 27: 5:00 p.m.
Alternative, advanced and imaginative games will be featured. Browse our collection of over 150 games, or bring your own to share! This event is open to adults and mature teens. Refreshments will be provided! Get your game on! Contact Dan Ward at 304-366-1210 extension 128 for more information.
Featured WV Author: Timothy G. Huguenin
Join Timothy G. Huguenin, an award-winning West Virginian author from Tucker County, for a book reading, followed by a short presentation and a book signing on Saturday, April 9 at 2:00 p.m. Timothy G. Huguenin is a hillbilly writer of the strange and spooky, hailing from the dark Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia. His current books include When the Watcher Shakes, which won the 2021 Indie Author Project regional award for West Virginia, Little One and Unknowing, I Sink. His short fiction has appeared in various publications including Vastarien: A Literary Journal, Shepherd University's Anthology of Appalachian Writers Vol. XI, and the Tales to Terrify podcast. He is an Active Member of the Horror Writers Association. He is also a member of the West Virginia Writers, and the editor of WVW’s quarterly member newsletter, Mountain Whispers.
After growing up in Davis, WV, he has lived in many places, including Pocahontas County, Fayette County, Chattanooga, Tennessee, and even Pinedale, Wyoming, but he will always proudly be a Tucker County boy at heart. When he’s not busy writing, you might find him backpacking in Dolly Sods, mountain biking in Blackwater Falls State Park, cross country skiing at White Grass, or sipping an espresso at TipTop, depending on the weather. Stay up to date with news and his latest writing by visiting him online at mountainhorror.com Sign up at mcpls.org/events.
Fairview Book Sale
Stop in daily during regular business hours to shop our book sale. Books and DVDs are available for all ages. Buy one item or fill a whole bag for only $3.00! New donations coming in all the time. Stop in for some great reads and fantastic movies!
Plant a Flower Day
Calling all little gardeners! Join us at the Fairview Public Library for stories, activities, and games about flowers on Saturday, April 30 at 10:00 a.m. You will learn tips and tricks to create an adorable flower garden, and plant your own flower seeds to take home! This program is free and open to all children. Sign up at mcpls.org/events.
Little Rembrandts: Mixed Media Sunburst (Tween) Join us at the Fairview Public Library as we create a mixed media sunburst on Saturday, April 2 at 12:00 p.m. All materials are provided. This program is open to children aged 8 to12 years old. Sign up at mcpls.org/events.
Brick Builder’s Club (Tween)
Do you love building with LEGOs? Do you want some fun competition? Join us at the Fairview Public Library for the Brick Builders club on Saturday, April 9 at 11 a.m. This event is suitable for children aged 7-13. We will create new and exciting builds every month. Race to see who will build the biggest, strongest, most original creations! Different building themes each month! Sign up at mcpls.org/events.
Book Links (Tween)
Brand new tweens book group! We want YOU! If you love great reads, awesome snacks, and fun activities, we want YOU! If you are 9-13 years old, we want YOU! If you love hanging out with your friends, we want YOU!
For our first Tween book club, we will be discussing The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate on Wednesday, April 6 at 3:30 p.m. We will brainstorm strategies to save an endangered animal and nosh on some wild eats! Sign up at mcpls.org/events.
Plant a Flower Day (Adult)
Calling all green thumbs! And not-so-green thumbs! Join as at Fairview Public Library to learn tips and tricks for a successful indoor herb garden on Saturday, April 30 at 12:00 p.m. Plant your own mini garden to take home! This program is free and open to people aged 18 and up. Sign up at mcpls.org/events.
Speaking of Books: Lots of
Candles, Plenty of Cake: A Memoir of a Woman's Life (Adult) Join us at the Fairview Public Library for a discussion of Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake: A Memoir of a Woman's Life by Anna Quindlen on Tuesday, April 5 at 4:00 p.m.
In this irresistible memoir, the New York Times best-selling author and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Anna Quindlen, writes about looking back and ahead - and celebrating it all - as she considers marriage, girlfriends, our mothers, faith, loss, all the stuff in our closets, and more.
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Mannington Book Sale
Time to clean your book shelves? We accept donations; and while you’re visiting, fill up your shelves with new reading material. Great reads can be found at the Friends Book Sale, open every Wednesday 10 a.m - 2 p.m. and the first Saturday of the month 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Crafty Kids’ Club
A child's size version of Crafty Creations. Join Carol in Mannington every month as she teaches you to make new and exciting art and craft projects. This month, relax by the pool with a lemonade and your new fruit painted coaster! Join us on Tuesday, April 19 at 3:00 p.m. for this craft.
Recommended for ages 8 and up. All materials provided by the Mannington Public Library. Sign up at mcpls.org/events.
Novel Ideas: Teen Group This month, come to the Mannington Public Library and explore the world of photography on Tuesday, April 26 at 3:00 p.m. Make sure to bring your phone or camera. We will use different props and techniques to learn how to make professional looking photos. Sign up at mcpls.org/events.
Carol's Crafty Creations: BEE-utiful Door Hanger (Adult)
Come join us in Mannington for a craft class for beginners and experts alike! This month, it is time to get ready to Summer with this BEE-utiful door hanger on Monday, April 18 at 5:00 p.m. All materials will be supplied by the Mannington Public Library.
Please register as spots fill up fast! Sign up at mcpls.org/ events.
Cover2Cover Book Club: The Maltese Falcon (Adult) Join us at the Mannington Public Library for a lively discussion of The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett on Thursday, April 21 at 1:00 p.m.
A treasure worth killing for. Sam Spade, a slightly shopworn private eye with his own solitary code of ethics. A perfumed grafter named Joel Cairo, a fat man named Gutman, and Brigid O’Shaughnessy, a beautiful and treacherous woman whose loyalties shift at the drop of a dime. These are the ingredients of Dashiell Hammett's iconic, influential, and beloved The Maltese Falcon. Pick up a copy of The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett in Mannington or place it on hold to pick up at another location. In addition, the e-book is available on Libby and the eaudiobook is available on Libby and Hoopla. Participants must register to attend.
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Bookmobile Schedule For more information on our homebound and outreach services or bookmobiles, contact MCPLS Outreach Services Manager Abby Haught at 304-366-1210, extension 129, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
410 Cleveland Ave, Fairmont Tuesday 2:30 – 3:30 PM April 5, 19
Barrackville Dollar Store 210 Pike St., Barrackville Wednesday 12:00 – 1:00PM April 13, 27
Carolina – Beside Post Office 33 Main St., Carolina Tuesday 12:00 – 1:00 PM April 12, 26
Colfax Community Bldg. 1735 Colfax Rd., Colfax Friday 2:30 – 3:30 PM April 1, 15, 29
Disability Action Center 448 Leonard Ave., Fairmont Tuesday 2:30 – 3:30 PM April 12, 26
612 Madison St. Friday 4:00-5:00 PM April 1, 15, 29
2600 Middletown Rd., Fairmont Thursday 12:00 – 1:00 PM April 7, 21
200 Jefferson St., Fairmont Friday 11:30 – 12:30 PM April 1, 15, 29
Farmington – Beside Fire Dept. Railroad St., Farmington Wednesday 2:30 – 3:30 PM April 6, 20
April 7, 21
Woodlands Asst. Living
211 Care St., Worthington Friday 10:00 – 11:00 AM April 8, 22
Miller School Apts.
April 8, 22
Lifelong Learners Intro to the Bookmobiles
2 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairmont Friday 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Monongah Dollar Store
Tuesday 10:30 – 11:30 AM
YWCA – 2019 Pleasant Valley Rd. Tuesday, April 19
PACE / Big Lots
Healthy Grandfamilies Resource Fair
539 Camden Ave., Monongah April 12, 26
1224 Country Club Rd., Fairmont Wednesday 12:30 – 1:30 PM April 6, 20
Eastview Unity Apts.
1511 Pleasant Valley Rd., Fairmont Thursday 10:30 – 11:30 PM
Rock Lake Community Bldg. Rock Lake Rd., Fairmont Wednesday 2:30 – 3:30 PM April 13, 27
609 Bellview Blvd., Fairmont Tuesday 12:00 – 1:00 PM April 5, 19
10:00 – 11:30 AM
Southridge Church – 1659 Fmt. Ave. Tuesday, April 26 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Staff Picks Here are just a few recommendations by MCPLS staff members! For more recommendations, feel free to ask staff what they suggest.
also available on Hoopla or Libby as e-book and/or e-audiobook, as well as our physical collection
West Virginia LibShare is a library consortium in North Central West Virginia featuring the Marion County Public Library System, Bridgeport Public Library, and the Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library. A library consortium is a group of libraries who partner to combine resources, share expertise, and broaden the amount of materials available to their patrons. Marion County Public Library wants to highlight some of the events that are being hosted by the Bridgeport Public Library and the Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library to encourage patrons to attend events at the other LibShare locations.
Family Matinee Saturday, April 9 | 11:00 a.m– 1:30 p.m. Join us as we watch Disney and Pixar’s Soul! Popcorn provided! Register at www.bplwv.org/events The Brave Knight Reading by Diane Tarantini (Children) Wednesday, April 6 | 4:00 p.m.– 5:00 p.m. Author, Diane Tarantini, and illustrator, Jessie Haring, are coming to do a reading of Tarantini's new children's book, The Brave Knight. Egg Hunt (Children 0-8) Thursday, April 14 | 3:00 p.m.– 3:45 p.m. Children between the ages of 0 and 8 are invited to an egg hunt in the children’s department! Register at www.bplwv.org/events Into the Wild: Seed Starters (Teen/Adult) Thursday, April 7 | 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Come to the library for a short lesson on creating seed starters for your garden and take home a few basil starters. All supplies will be provided. Registration required at www.bplwv.org/events Into the Wild: Mini Spring Wreath (Teen/Adult) Thursday, April 14 | 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Join us in making a mini spring wreath using simple paper flowers. All supplies included. Registration required at www.bplwv.org/events Into the Wild: Wood Bead Garland (Teen/Adult) Thursday, April 21 | 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Come to the library to make your own farmhouse-style wood bead garland. All supplies included. Registration required at www.bplwv.org/events
Passport Fair Thursday, April 7 | 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Friday, April 8 | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. No appointment necessary. Applications provided. Photographs not provided. Please bring passport eligible photo with you. Sponsored by the Friends of CHPL.
Easter Egg Hunt (Children 0-10) Saturday, April 9 | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Baskets provided. Registration Required. Please choose a time slot when registering. Sponsored by the Clarksburg League for Service. Please register at www.clarksburglibrary.org/upcoming-events. Open Mic: Poetry Night (All Ages) Thursday, April 14 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. In honor of National Poetry Month, come listen or share works of both original poetry and favorite poems. Please register at www.clarksburglibrary.org/upcoming-events, as an attendee or a speaker.
Color Code: Fairview Fairmont Mannington
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